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Find Any File (FAF)

Key Features

  • Convenient folder and icon views for results
  • Can search in other users' home folders ("root" mode)
  • Queries can be saved for easy re-use
  • Can be launched with a self defined keyboard shortcut

Find Any File is Shareware

You may try it out without buying first. Simply download it.

If you keep using it you are expected to pay for it, though.

New in version 2.2.1:

  • Fixes a potential crash.
  • The Find window doesn't get excessively wide any more.

New in version 2.2:

  • Ready for macOS Big Sur.
  • You can now save and re-open the results.

New in version 2.1.1:

  • Icons in Preview Grid should look correct again.
  • Does not remove Volumes from Login Items any more.

New in version 2.1:

  • Includes Spotlight for even faster results.
  • Many bug fixes.

New in version 2.0:

  • FAF is now a 64 bit app.
  • Shows results as soon as they're found.
  • Can search by Kind (Images, Audio, etc.).
  • Can search with regular expressions.

New in version 1.9.4:

  • Compatible with version 2 in regards to preferences and .faf files.
  • Several bug fixes.

How to enable Full Disk Access in Find Any File

When starting FAF, it may present a dialog saying "FAF needs Full Disk Access".

Step 1

Click OK to continue. (If you cancel, FAF may not be able to search your disks. See "Troubleshooting" below to enable it later.)

This will open System Preferences and show the Security & Privacy panel, with "Full Disk Access" selected on the left.

Step 2

If the lock icon at the bottom left is not open, click it and enter your administrator password.

Step 3

Finally, drag the icon you see below into the upper right panel.

Step 4

After quitting and reopening FAF you're finished.

Troubleshooting

You may have accidentally denied "Full Disk Access" to FAF before. To check, open FAF's Preferences window. If there's a button titled "Grant Full Disk Access", click it and then proceed as shown above.

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